Psych London takes place on 15 May, and it’s attracting many excellent expert speakers…
Dr Aaron Balick
Aaron Balick, PHD, is a registered psychotherapist with a special interest in the application of psychotherapeutic thinking to culture, especially social media and technology. He is an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the
University of Essex, in addition to teaching and training across several universities and clinical training organisations.
I strongly believe that the amazing ideas within the world of psychology should not be limited to the consultation room or the university”, he explains. “I am committed to sharing these ideas in a way most people can understand.
Dr Balick does this by providing mental health expertise on BBC Radio One, in blogs and is writing books including The Psychodynamics of “Social Networking: Connected up instantaneous culture and the self”.
André Morys, is the author of the German best-seller, “Conversion Optimierung” and Co-Founder and Chairman of Web Arts, one of the leading consultancies for website optimization whose customers include renowned national and international online retailers, financial services and brand manufacturers.
André is also a university lecturer for User Experience, and blogger and publisher at konversionsKRAFT.de, as well as organiser of the Conversion and Conversion Summit Camp, an annual conference on marketing optimisation.
He is now a passionate psychologist, ‘Persuasion Practitioner’ and ‘Cerebral Conversionist’. He is one of the few leading voices to have both academic, strategic and hands-on experience in engineering online persuasion, founding WheelofPersuasion.com and working as Chief Persuasion Officer with Online Dialogue.
Craig Sullivan has been blending Psychological techniques, UX, Analytics, Split Testing and Conversion Optimisation since 2006. He’s also been building teams, launching products and hacking the growth of websites for companies like LOVEFiLM, John Lewis and Waitrose for nearly 12 years.
You can find him tweeting from @OptimiseOrDie on all sorts of topics, including Neuropsychology, Mobile tech and Persuasion. Craig’s knowledge, engaging presentation style and practical tips make him a highly sought after speaker.
Nathalie Nahai is a Web Psychologist, PsychMatter’s Editor at Large and best-selling author of ‘Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion’.
She coined the term ‘web psychology’ in 2011, defining it as ‘the empirical study of how our online environments influence our attitudes and behaviours’. Nathalie is the founder of the Institute of Web Psychology, which helps businesses apply scientific rigour to their design and decision-making processes, to achieve better engagement online. She lectures internationally on the subject of web psychology, and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, design agencies and SMEs.
Dr Paul Marsden
Dr Paul Marsden is a psychologist specialising in consumer psychology, innovation and technology and a popular conference speaker on consumer trends and digital innovation. His PhD in media psychology focused on the role of the media in copycat phenomena (‘social contagion’).
Paul works with Unique Digital as a digital strategist. He is the former managing editor of the Journal of Memetics, and co-founder of Brainjuicer Group PLC. He is also author of Connected Marketing and The Social Commerce Handbook, and runs the digital marketing blog, Digital Intelligence Today.